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Planning for the 2014 Laurens County Relay for Life event kicked off with their first meeting last week.

The Clinton House Plantation, in association with the South Carolina Shooting Foundation, will host a youth shooting event on February 22.

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrested 17 year-old Allen Michael Tucker of 651 Bar B Villa Road Clinton on Sunday after a fake bomb was found in a yard.

Leah Lawson, Miss Laurens County 2014, maintains a full schedule as a student with numerous extracurricular activities, as well as preparing for the Miss South Carolina Pageant. She is also already working on her platform and preparing for the pageant this June.

On Sunday afternoon, Loy Sartin, the curator of the Dr. Benjamin Mays Historic Site in Greenwood, presented a program on the life of Dr. Mays, a renowned black educator and a mentor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The GoLaurens Pet of the Week is a female Shepherd mix. She has a soft, fluffy coat and a very sweet personality.

The Laurens County Museum is hosting two programs and an historical display in celebration of Black History Month in Laurens County.

Around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, an earthquake centered near Edgefield was felt throughout Laurens County.

On February 1st, the local chapter of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club received two awards during the Special Olympics South Carolina 2014 Annual Leadership Conference held in Myrtle Beach.

At 7pm, Tuesday February 18, the Laurens County Library will present the story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band with noted historian and author Mark Jones of Charleston.